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Part Three: Introduction

Stefan Aquilina

Stefan Aquilina is a lecturer within the Theatre Studies Department of the School of Performing Arts (University of Malta). His main area of research is Russian and early Soviet theatre, especially the work of Stanislavsky and Meyerhold. This particular research interest is developed through the application of critical theories on ‘everyday life’. Aquilina also runs a research project called ‘Performance Lineage: the Russian Tradition of Actor Training’ through a grant offered by the University of Malta. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stanislavsky in the World : The System and its Transformations Across Continents

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... and Brecht, one that bridges the former’s ‘experiencing’ with the latter’s practices in critical distancing. That such a syncretism between Stanislavsky and Brecht occurred in Latin America comes as no surprise when one considers that Latin...

The Conquest of the Universe (1967)

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...I wrote this in the winter 67/68.The playhouse of the Ridiculous has been for a year or two now (winter 67/68) the first and only good theatre in New York since the Living Theatre was exiled by the Federal authorities. Assorted egomanias...

Jack Smith, 1961-71. The sheer beauty of junk.

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...Jack Smith does not advertise his Withdrawal from Orchid Lagoon, but the off-off-B’way column of the Village Voice has been listing it for weeks, – "presented by Reptilian Theatrical Company on Saturdays at midnight at Plaster Foundation...

Centola, the Hot Peaches. Appendix I

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...This is a movie shown in a movie house. This being the case, its primary effect is that of a departure from the genre, non-conformity with the genre’s conventions. You watch a movie being made (the camera is rolling) and/or/but you...

Ridiculous movies – John Waters, 1968–75. The joys of transgression, the morality of filth.

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...Having graduated from a Baltimore parochial school and been expelled from the N.Y.U. film school, John Waters, born around 1947, in 1965 and/or 66 made Roman Candles "John’s first post-film school movie Roman Candles (66...

Ridiculous Ballet

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...Ekathrina Sobechanskaya dancing ›with‹ The Original Trockadero Gloxinia Ballet Company gave 4 concerts, April 3–6, 1975, at the La Mama Annex. I missed all but the last and regret I wasn’t able to see the program (the same each time) over...

John Vaccaro, 1968-1973: the gesture of hatred.

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...In the winter of 67/68, Vaccaro fired Ludlam and most of the old members of the Ridiculous Theatrical Company from the cast of Ludlam’s Conquest of the Universe, launching Ludlam on his career as director. Ridicule by ridiculousness...

An Amateur Processing of the System: Stanislavsky in Malta

Stefan Aquilina

Stefan Aquilina is a lecturer within the Theatre Studies Department of the School of Performing Arts (University of Malta). His main area of research is Russian and early Soviet theatre, especially the work of Stanislavsky and Meyerhold. This particular research interest is developed through the application of critical theories on ‘everyday life’. Aquilina also runs a research project called ‘Performance Lineage: the Russian Tradition of Actor Training’ through a grant offered by the University of Malta. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Stanislavsky in the World : The System and its Transformations Across Continents

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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... and the end-all, absolutely not. [. . .] Sometimes I do, most of the times I don’t, it depends on the situation’. Consequently, Stanislavsky is often placed within a shallow pool of influences that include Meyerhold, Copeau, Brook, Brecht...

Ronald Tavel 1967–1973. Cleverness

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...In 1965, Tavel was the Warhol dramatist in residence. He did the scenarios for what were, except for Harlot and Drunk, Warhol’s first sound movies: Screen Test Number One, Screen Test Number Two, Life of Juanita Castro, Vinyl, Suicide...

Centola, the Hot Peaches. Appendix II

Stefan Brecht

Stefan Brecht (1924-2009) was born in Berlin, Germany, and from 1941 spent most of his time in the USA. A doctor of philosophy, he published both criticism and philosophy, and performed with Charles Ludlam and Robert Wilson. He wrote many books including Bread and Puppet Theatre (volumes 1 and 2); Queer Theatre and Theatre of Visions, all published by Methuen Drama. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

Search for publications

Queer Theatre : The original theatre of the City of New York. From the mid-60 s to the mid-70s. Book 2

Methuen Drama, 1986

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...The group had their breakthrough at the Mercer Arts Center in the Village in the spring of 72, disbanded, after not making it in the country or on AM radio, in the spring of 1975. It was an afterbirth, – rock was dead when they started, –...